21 Filmmakers Accepted into 9th Annual Latino Media Market

The National Association of Latino Independent Producers has invited 21 filmmakers to participate in the 2013 Latino Media Market (LMM) meetings during NALIP 2013: Spotlight on the Trillion $ Latino Market national conference in Universal City, California, June 7-8, 2013. Out of a competitive pool of applicants, producers and directors were selected to take meetings with executives and funders in the following categories: Low Budget Features in Development, Documentaries in Progress, and Non-Scripted TV Concepts.

Sponsored by the NEA and The California Arts Commission, the Latino Media Market™ is an executive meeting series for select projects to have scheduled pitches, presentations and meetings with industry executives, funders, distributors, commissioning editors, representatives, and potential partners.   This year, LMM Fellows will have the opportunity to pitch representatives of such companies and organizations as BMP Latin, Cima Productions, Cortez Brothers, HAVEN, HBO, The Film Collaborative, Fox Television Studios, ITVS, KCET, LPB, Mandt Brothers Productions, Mun2, NuvoTV, Participant Media, Planet DMA, POV, PBS, pivot, Ostrow & Company, the Sundance Documentary Fund and Feature Film Program, This is Just a Test, Tribeca Film Institute, WME, and many more!

NALIP would like to congratulate the following filmmakers:
Chelo Alvarez-Stehle – Sands of Silence
Sandra Alvarez – A Secret Legacy
Sisa Bueno – We of the Saya
Angelita Franco – Burlesque Forever
Michael Gavino – Gastronomic Gods
Alex Gonzalez – Cariocas
Sonya Guimet – The Silence of Marcos Tremmer
Brian “Champ” Harmon – The Untold Story of Detroit Hip-Hop
Adam Hyman – Coded Stories
Horacio Jones – Cycles of Change: Chicano Park Muralism
Eduardo Letamendi – Gridiron Playground
Diana Moss – First Lady of the Revolution
Margarita Ramon – Radical Chic
Tomas Rubio – Ojos Que No Ven
Sandra Salas – Recovering Irma
Marco Santiago – 86
Alan Sporn – Probate Wars
Oskar Toruno – Looters
Dawn Valadez – Turn it Around
Marlene Vargas – Washington’s Village
Juan Carlos Zaldivar – Phoebe

For more information on the Latino Media Market please visit conference2013.nalip.org

Did you know . . .
• The projected Hispanic population of the United States will be 132.8 million by July 1, 2050. According to this projection, Hispanics will constitute 30 percent of the nation's population.
• Presently, 1 in 5 teens is of Hispanic decent, says Selig Center for Economic Growth. By 2020 the Hispanic teen population is expected to grow 62 percent compared with 10 percent growth in the number of teens overall.
• The share of buying power controlled by Hispanic consumers will rise from 5 percent in 1990 to 6.8 percent in 2000 and to 9.1 percent in 2009, and the group’s share will rise in every state.